IDF Planning Major Cuts to Reservists, Exempting Tens of Thousands

Under the plan, only those who are frequently called up and serve many days a year would be attached to the IDF, potentially exempting more than 150,000 of them who are not called up for duty at all.

The Israel Defense Forces said this week it is planning considerable cuts to the number of army reservists. Under the plan, which could potentially exempt tens of thousands of reservists, registered reservists who are almost never called up for service would be released from the IDF.